STUDY: Popular Ingredient in Some Diet Soft Drinks and Zero Sugar Foods Linked to Potential Problems in Memory, Learning
By Fox News // September 20, 2023
Aspartame could cause memory and learning deficits in future generations
(FOX NEWS) – The non-sugar, low-calorie sweetener aspartame — which is found in many sugar-free or “diet” foods and drinks — has been linked to potential problems with memory and learning, according to a study from the Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine.
In the study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, male mice that consumed aspartame — even at levels deemed safe by the FDA — had offspring that “demonstrated spatial learning and memory deficits,” a press release from FSU stated.
Over a 16-week period, the researchers studied three groups of mice.
One group consumed 15% of the FDA’s maximum recommended intake of daily aspartame per day, which is equivalent to four 8-oz. sodas.
A second group consumed 7% of the recommended maximum intake (two 8-oz. sodas daily).
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